400 vehicles are involved in Istanbul's traffic
More and more 400 vehicles are added to the traffic density which is the biggest problem of Istanbul. 13,6 million people travel daily within the borders of the mega-city of 24 million people, while 1.1 million people are crossing continents from Asia to Europe.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, which focuses on rail system investments to produce solutions for Istanbul transportation, announced daily vehicle and human density traffic statistics in the city.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Rail Systems Department Head Dursun Balcıoğlu, who made a presentation about rail system projects in TEKDER's Istanbul branch of the Technical Staff Association, shared that the 13,6 million population caused 24 vehicle movement every day and that the 400 vehicle participated in the traffic every day. Daily 2004 million travel in 11 year, while the number of 2012 million in 24 stating that Balcıoğlu, connecting the two continents in the city about 1,1 million people crossing the continent a day, he said.
THE PERCENT IN 2016 WILL GO TO 31
Balcıoğlu, who is also a member of TEKDER Advisory Board, touched upon the existing rail systems investments in Istanbul and the rail systems projects to be made in the 10 annual projection. Stating that they focus on rail system investments to produce solutions for Istanbul transportation, Dursun Balcıoğlu said that the share of rail system network in 2012 will increase from 13 to 2016 in 31,1.